In other words, it isn't battle emcee = immature/story rhymer = mature. I think he can mix and match it up and still reflect maturity. What folks are clamoring for is the *well-rounded* emcee, the cat who can flip stories, battle rhymes, humor, introspection, et cetera. Com's got that. I don't think his new musical direction means we'll never hear another "Hungry" again. In fact, if Bun B and them don't quit it, we'll hear another "Bitch In Yoo".
(if you didn't know, Bun B and some assorted members of the UGKz extended fam dropped a dis cut against Com on the under...maybe it'll stop there...in which case a response on a mix tape is appropriate...but if they keep it up on the next UGKz album, methinks a more public lyrical ass whipping may be necessary)
"Quit acting like a bitch, 99.99999% of the people can see that you're an idiot." - OKP october33 ripping a hole in someone
"Put on a Mobb Deep record. Take a shot everytime you hear 'Nigga'. Two shots everytime you hear QBC/41st Side/Queensbridge. Three shots everytime you hear 'gat' or any other nickname for a gun. If you make it to the third track alive, call 911, and go get your stomach pumped..." - OKP DiscoDJ teaching the kids about the dangers of mixing alcohol and Mobb Deep